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Pathological Liar Netanyahu Needs First to
Shun Fascist Jewish Parties Before Asking the Palestinian Authority to
By Khalid Amayreh
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, March 23, 2015
Once again, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to
hide his rejection of peace and justice by pointing an accusing finger at
Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic liberation group.
A pathological liar
in every sense of the word, Netanyahu has denied making a U-turn with regard
to the stalled "peace process" with the Palestinians by saying he would
never agree to the creation of a Palestinian state.
retract any of the things I said in my speech six years ago, calling for a
solution in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes a Jewish
state. I said that the conditions for that, today, are not achievable,"
Netanyahu told Fox News channel's "The Kelly File."
Hours before the
election campaign closed on Tuesday, Netanyahu was quoted as saying that if
reelected, he would never allow for the establishment of a Palestinian
The retraction of his elections eve's remarks are seen as a
damage-control effort on his part intended, first and foremost, to mend
relations with the Obama administration.
The White House has
repudiated Netanyahu's reneging on the peace process, already moribund due
to Israel's unmitigated settlement expansion in the West Bank, as well as
his brazenly racist remarks against Israel's Palestinian citizens.
Netanyahu openly instigated his political allies to cast their votes,
claiming Israeli Arabs were voting in droves and being provided with money
and busing by the left and by the U.S.
His remarks have been proven
The Hamas red herring
published Friday, Netanyahu insisted the Palestinian Authority (PA) had to
cut its ties with Hamas, recognize the existence of Israeli as a Jewish
Talmudic state and engage in "genuine" peace talks with Israel.
is not the first time Netanyahu indulges in red-herring tactics to justify
his fascist approach toward the Palestinians.
In fact, Hamas's
ideology looks extremely moderate and palatable if compared to the Nazi-like
ideologies of Netanyahu's allies, including Naftali Bennet's ha-Bayt
ha-Yahudi, Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu and Shas.
further from truth. Ha-Bayt ha-Yahudi advocates either the expulsion of
Palestinians from their ancestral homeland or enslaving them as water
carriers or wood hewers. And for those Palestinians who refuse to submit,
they must be slaughtered en masse. This is in their literature.
few years ago, a leader of the settler movement (Jewish home is the settler
party par excellence) told a group of settlers in Hebron that the best and
most effective way to deal with the Palestinians was the Joshua's way, an
allusion to genocidal biblical ethnic cleansing.
This party is not
only against Palestinians and Muslims. It is also particularly vindictive
toward Christians and Christianity. A few years ago, a rabbi from the West
Bank referred to Jesus Christ as "the Hitler of Bethlehem." More to the
point, Jewish youngsters are seen telling Christian peace activists on
Camera "We killed your God."
Some of the Talmudic sages associated
with this party believe that the lives of non-Jews in general have no
sanctity. Unfortunately, these so called sages are not marginal figures in
Orthodox Judaism. Their followers are in the tens of thousands or even
hundreds of thousands.
I don't wish to put down Jews or Judaism, a
religion I deeply respect.
However, one can't remain passive when all
this filth is promoted and justified by religion.
Shas, which has
won 6 seats in the latest elections, is no less racist than Bennet's party.
The late spiritual leader of Shas, Ovadia Yosef, was quoted as saying during
a Sabbath homily in January 2013 that the only reason non-Jews existed on
this Earth was to serve Jews. "Without that, they have no place in the
world-only to serve the People of Israel.” Shas won six seats in this week's
elections and is expected to join Netanyahu's upcoming coalition government.
Yisrael Beitenu (Israel is our Home) is headed by arch racist Avigdor
Lieberman, a former Lithuanian immigrant who spews racism as often as he
breathes the oxygen of life.
Lieberman shamelessly calls for
withdrawing the Israeli citizenship from as many Arabs as possible in the
context of any prospective peace agreement with the Palestinians. On
numerous occasions, the thuggish politician called for carrying out
Nazi-like crimes against humanity against Palestinians, including carrying
out sustained aerial bombing of Palestinian population centres as well as
dropping Palestinian prisoners in the Dead Sea from high altitudes. Last
week, Lieberman said Palestinians not loyal to Zionism ought to have their
Hence, we are obliged to ask the following question:
Is it not an expression of brash hypocrisy and moral duplicity for Netanyahu
to embrace these Nazi-like parties while demanding the weak PA to shun
Besides, Netanyahu has had many years to reach peace with Abu
Mazen, unquestionably the most moderate Palestinian leader ever even by the
oblique Israeli standards. Instead, Netanyahu was frantically busy expanding
Jewish colonies built illegally on land that belongs to another people,
which effectively killed any remaining chances for a dignified deal based on
the two-state solution vision.
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran
Palestinian journalist and political commentator living in occupied
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